Pope says communists are closet Christians

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This is the title of a Yahoo News story.

Here’s a question. What actually helps the poor?

1. Private and church charity (the traditional Christian response).

2. Allowing entrepreneurial activity to create jobs for them (the market response).

Most of us would agree that both #1 and #2 are good ideas and are indeed complementary. But this leads to another question: What does Communism have to do with either #1 or #2?

Communist regimes such as that in the former Soviet Union have been the most economically unequal in history, with commissars taking a much bigger slice of a shrunken pie than in other systems. What matters is not the rhetoric of economic systems, but the results.

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